Sinulog ’09 highlights
Finally, I was able to post-process the initial photos taken during the recent Cebu Sinulog 2009. This forms part of more-to-follow photo galleries on Sinulog ’09 I hope to post here.
The initial gallery, which contains 157 photos, features the Grand Sinulog Parade highlights, the Free Interpretation category and its winners – the Buyogan Festival, this year’s champion, as well as the other contingents from Eastern Visayas, namely: Tacloban’s Tribu Kabatok (Best in Production, Sinulog ’09 Festival Queen); Tribu Karatong of Dulag, Leyte (5th place, Free interpretation and 1st Runner -up, Sinulog ’09 Festival Queen) and the Karasikas Performing Arts Guild of Eastern Samar State University of Borongan, Eastern Samar.
Tribu Buyuganon of Abuyog, Leyte was a crowd favorite – it won the People’s Choice Text Poll (of Smart & Globe) garnering the most number of text votes.
View the full gallery (157 photos): http://callezaragosa.com/Sinulog09LRGallery-01/index.html
- With additional photos by mikiruiz.
Here are some of the photos:
The Sto. Niño image aboard an interisland ship crossing Leyte to Cebu for Sinulog ’09.
Above, Tribu Kabatok of Tacloban City.
Borongan’s Karasikas Performing Arts Guild of Eastern Samar State University.
Ms Arianne May Briones of Tribu Karatong, Dulag, Leyte – 1st Runner up, Sinulog ’09 Festival Queen.
Karatong Festival of Dulag, Leyte – 5th place, Free Interpretation category.
Lanao del Norte contingent: 4th place, Free Interpretation; Best in Costume.
Municipality of Carmen, Cebu – 3rd place, Free Interpretation.
Lumad Basakanon of Brgy. Basak, Pardo, Cebu City – 2nd place, Free Interpretation.
Buyogan Festival at P. del Rosario St. Cebu City.
Buyogan Festival at Jones Avenue approaching the Cebu Sports Center.
Buyogan Festival at the Cebu Sports Center.
Former Leyte Governor & Representative Matin Petilla (center, right) and DOT-8 Regional Director Karen Tiopes cheer on the Leyte contingents from the VIP Box.
Also there to witness Sinulog ’09 were Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez and Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez.
Higantes at the Cebu Sports Center.
Screen stars KC Concepcion & Richard Gutierrez.
Will Devaughn and Marianne Rivera.
Anne Curtis waves to the Cebuano crowd.
Grand Finale: Gov. Gwen Codilla & the Tribu Tostado of Santander, Cebu.